Read More Before 1930 the home made cake was more popular than "bought" cake.
Home baking began to decline after the war the sale of packaged cakes increased.
And although I’ve made my share of vanilla layer cakes, such as this delicious one for that wedding cake or this one that everyone needs in their repertoire because it is infinitely memorize-able, I hadn’t yet found The One.
I also hadn’t found The One in the chocolate frosting department.
The ancient Greeks called cake πλακοῦς (plakous), which was derived from the word for "flat", πλακόεις (plakoeis).
Read More Does your pastry always break up when you try to roll it? This type of icing tended to set rock hard and made it extremely difficult to cut the cake.
The Chorley cake is significantly less sweet than its Eccles cousin, and is commonly eaten with a light spread of butter on top, and sometimes a slice of Lancashire cheese on the side.
A Chorley cake is made using currants, sandwiched between two layers of unsweetened shortcrust pastry, whereas an Eccles Cake uses flaky puff pastry, which after baking is normally a deeper brown in colour.
Some people find out they’re going to be parents and — you know, after the whole “yay babies!
” cheer has simmered down a bit — freak out because they haven’t yet a) traveled the world, b) made their first million, paid off all of their debt and saved up enough for 0 toys for their little snowflake or c) well, grown up yet.